The N8: A Revolution for Nokia
During these past few years, Nokia has certainly lost the appeal from consumers that at one time it had. Without a doubt, Nokia dominated the cellular phone market throughout the world with its revolutionary new phones and constantly fresh inventions, but that all changed when Apple entered into the vast market.
It is not hard to see that Apple has taken over, what used to be Nokia territory and that is only because of one genuine reason, and that is, bringing the future to people now with smarter smartphones.
Phones with keypads are gradually becoming a thing of the past as newer models from companies throughout the world are coming with either a full touch screen or a mix of both worlds like the Nokia E7.
The N8 brought about a revolution for Nokia and allowed it to pick itself back up from a near extinction, due to its capacitive touch screen and 12 megapixels camera. It was also once regarded to be known as the “iPhone killer”, but that did not happen.
Slowly, Nokia has realised that to stay in an intensely competitive market, they must adapt and change themselves in accordance with the latest trends and needs of people. For those customers who still remain loyal to the Finnish brand, Nokia must figure out ways to award them with better phones.
Recently, we witnessed the strategic partnership deal between Nokia and Microsoft, to use the software giant’s operating system (OS) on their mobile phone. Many criticised the deal because of the low demand for mobiles running the Windows 7 OS, and suggested that Android would be a better choice, but recently, Windows has established itself as a strong and competitive OS, stable and simple like many Nokia users prefer compared to the complex and locked-down nature of Apple.
Slowly phasing out their old and weathered OS, Symbian, which has for many years been the trademark of Nokia phones, the company hopes that this transition to Windows 7 will be what they need to regain a lost chunk of the market.
With the N8, Nokia did not expect to throw Apple out of the market, but gave the public a glimpse of what kind of economical power house mobiles they are capable of producing. By the end of 2011 or early 2012, the first Windows powered Nokia device is expected to be released into the market, which will either make it or break it for the mobile phone giant.